Jane Pickersgill - Painting
Jane pursued a successful career in fashion design before returning to study printmaking and painting.
She describes her mixed media work as 'Making the Place' in which the depiction of the subject is overridden by interpreting the prevailing memory of it. Themes range from iconic architecture (sacred buildings are a favoured subject) to local scenes and landmarks.
A love of colour and texture is evident in her paintings which often incorporate collaged papers to disrupt the surface. Work can then evolve through planned accidents in which the paint mediums respond differently to the chosen support.
She is very interested in the Japanese aesthetic of beauty in imperfection and has a love of oriental art in general.
May – June 2014 Inspired by …. the V & A museum, London SE1.
May 2014 - Artists’ Open House – Dulwich Festival
Oct 13 – March 14 – Work on display at the Dean Swift gastro-pub, Butler’s Wharf.
Sept 13 – Feb 14: Thames Gallery, East Dulwich.
July 13: Aqua Reale at Jeannie Avent Gallery, East Dulwich.
Spring 2013: The Garden & Beyond, Luton Hoo Walled Garden Project, Beds.
Autumn 2012: Café Gallery Project Open Exhibition, Southwark.
Spring 2011: Rootstein Hopkins Drawing Exhibition, Southwark.
Since 2008: regular exhibitor at bi-annual Made @ Morley College, Southwark.